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Development

CSS4 Today: Address Parent Elements Using cssParentSelector.js

January 31st, 2013
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CSS4 Today: Address Parent Elements Using cssParentSelector.js

CSS makes it easy to address child and sibling elements. Parent elements cannot be addressed by the use of CSS though, at least not today. CSS4 will introduce this possibility, but do not hope to see any browser supporting that any time soon. The jQuery plugin cssParentSelector allows the use of the new CSS4...

Essentials

Tear Down This Wall: HTML_CodeSniffer Checks Websites For Accessibility

January 27th, 2013
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Tear Down This Wall: HTML_CodeSniffer Checks Websites For Accessibility

Accessibility is a major societal task that is constantly gaining in importance. Websites are no exception here. Even more so, online services for some people are their sole possibility of taking part in social life. Thus accessibility is a vital precondition to allow handicapped people to claim their share of the information age. HTML_CodeSniffer...

Development

Heyoffline.js Notifies Your Users When They Go Offline

January 25th, 2013
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Heyoffline.js Notifies Your Users When They Go Offline

The new features of HTML5 offer online and offline events that can be queried to check for an existing internet connection. Especially web apps need to be able to rely on the proper transmission of the state of the web connection to avoid losing data. The JavaScript library Heyoffline.js provides functionality to achieve just...

Essentials

Fed Up with Unreadable: Are You a Human realises Captchas in the Form of Simple HTML5 Games

January 20th, 2013
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Fed Up with Unreadable: Are You a Human realises Captchas in the Form of Simple HTML5 Games

You know these sickening Captchas any web form these days brings before your eyes. Want to download something? Captcha. Want to send in a complaint to your telecom provider? Captcha. This would not even be a problem if it were only annoying. But more often than not, these Captchas are plain unreadable. Even if...

Development

HTML5: Trendy Tooltips with Tooltipster for jQuery

January 19th, 2013
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HTML5: Trendy Tooltips with Tooltipster for jQuery

Tooltips are a square deal. They allow for the placement of important information just in the very location this information is needed, regardless of screen real estate. Tooltipster is a plugin for jQuery aiming at making the process of creating tooltips as easy as possible while providing the biggest functionality available. They conform...

Design

Neither Graphics Nor Fonts! Icons In Pure CSS3 with One-Div.com

January 9th, 2013
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Neither Graphics Nor Fonts! Icons In Pure CSS3 with One-Div.com

Icons are becoming more and more common these days. Mobile clients are responsible for this trend as icons are most useful in environments where screen real estate is scarce. Icons help you find your ways around without needing too much text (if any). With the rise of higher density screens and rising resolutions it...

Development

Easings.net – CSS3 Animations Leadfooted

January 5th, 2013
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Easings.net – CSS3 Animations Leadfooted

With the introduction of CSS3 we are able to use animated hover effects and other transitions. These transitions can be induced through the use of so-called easings. Easings differ in the way they start and accelerate or slow down and stop an animation. The website Easings.net has put together an overview of available easings....

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Focal Point: CSS-Framework Scales Down Images In Responsive Designs Intelligently

January 4th, 2013
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Focal Point: CSS-Framework Scales Down Images In Responsive Designs Intelligently

Responsive webdesign aims to present websites in the best possible way, even if viewed on mobile devices. Images are usually simply scaled down in that approach. If you use images with a high grade of details pictures soon become too small. The new CSS framework Focal Point cares for shifting the focus to the...

Design

Lord Of The Rings: Ringmark Checks Mobile Browsers For HTML5 Capability

January 3rd, 2013
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Lord Of The Rings: Ringmark Checks Mobile Browsers For HTML5 Capability

HTML5, CSS3 and new JavaScript methods make mobile web apps possible that do not necessarily stand behind native apps for tablets and smartphones. But which mobile browsers on which devices are capable of performing modern HTML5 apps? The benchmark service Ringmark wants to help you find out.

Development

Calendario for jQuery Allows For A Flexible And Responsive Calendar On Your Website

December 26th, 2012
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Calendario for jQuery Allows For A Flexible And Responsive Calendar On Your Website

If you need to publish events, anniversaries, anything that involves a date or date range, it is advisable to do this in the form of a visual calendar. That is exactly what the jQuery plugin Calendario promises to achieve. Calendario integrates a calendar with a month view into any website and is flexible customizable....